Interesting facts about seaplanes

Posted by Seawings team on 16 Jun 2018

Today we’re sharing our favourite interesting facts about seaplanes.  We're curated some gems from the very first days of man's exploration of flight in the late 1800s, through to the golden era of the 1930s when magnificent 'flying boats' ruled the world's airways, right up to present day.  No matter where they are in the world seaplanes are a rare and beautiful sight, evoking classic memories from times gone by.

Topics: Seawings Cessna 208 Caravan, Seaplane

What makes seaplanes so unique?

Posted by Jade Lucas on 02 Jun 2018

The seaplane is a unique craft in that it requires the buoyancy and strength to be able to take off and land on water, a requirement that proved challenging for early designers. It requires a careful marriage of two elements, water and air.

Topics: Seaplane, history of seaplanes

History of seaplanes

Posted by Seawings team on 05 Jan 2018

The history of seaplanes began in the late 1880s in Europe where the first patent was filed, and it was some time before the first successful flight was completed. The seaplane is a unique craft in that it requires the buoyancy and strength to be able to take off and land on water, a requirement that proved challenging for early designers. 

Topics: Seaplane, history of seaplanes

FAQs about seaplanes

Posted by Seawings team on 25 Sep 2017

Seaplanes are a unique aircraft with the ability to land on both solid ground and water, and have played an important part in the history of aviation. While most people know about the large commercial planes commonly used for air travel, less is known about the seaplanes. To help here are some FAQs about seaplanes.

Topics: Seaplane

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